24 Aug 2023
The NMBA is consulting on a draft registration standard, with two new pathways designed to streamline processes for eligible internationally qualified registered nurses (IQRNs), who have already been registered and practised as a registered nurse in an NMBA approved comparable international regulatory jurisdiction.
Facilitating the registration of suitably qualified internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNM) into Australia is a priority for state, territory and federal governments, the NMBA and Ahpra. Streamlining the registration of IQNMs has the potential to contribute to easing the workforce pressures in services across all Australia through the supply of critically needed safe, competent and effective practitioners.
IQRNs who would usually be required to complete the NMBA’s Stream B outcomes based assessment pathway, that are assessed as meeting the proposed requirements, as well as meeting the NMBA’s mandatory registration standards, would, under one of the two new pathways, be eligible to apply for general registration with the NMBA.
More information on the draft standard and how to make a submission can be found on the current consultations webpage. The public consultation will close 20 October 2023.